Top Ten Pokemon Shippings

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1 Ash and Serena

Nowadays we see people sharing their opinions here and especially screaming out, that Ash and Serena are meant to be for one another. And I personally think this is true. Like, hello! It's rather special don't you think, that really, after such a long time from meeting in childhood, Serena still remembered Ash and had feelings for him? Don't comment badly on this - it's true because after that incident Serena never saw Ash again, or knew his name, until she was a teenager and saw him in the middle of a Pokemon battle. I kinda liked the idea of downright, sharp-tongued Iris to be with solid, hard-working Ash, because it's rather funny, but honestly I think Ash and Serena are better together. And really, Ash only argued with her once, and Serena is always kind and helpful to him. Iris is really funny with Ash, in my opinion, but she's too hard with Ash and argues with him. Dawn? Oh, she's completely marvellous and is like Ash's female clone but really she's a bit hardheaded and rather ...more

Best ship in my opinion and why the hell do other shipper come and give arrogant comment, can't you all just accept defeat, sorry to say but no amourshipper are arrogant, you people just go around and make up stuff saying how arrogant is amourshipper. I have never scene any amour going to other shipping videos, pics and comment how bad is misty, may, dawn and iris are but you people just can't be happy and let other people be happy, going to all amourshipping videos and comment how sick or bad this couple are or how worst is Serena, Sorry to say but you people really need to stop those stupid acts it's annoys lot of people, to anti amourshipper it's true you have your opinion but in your opinion it has no meaning cause your hate reason is so dumb like she hates her which Pokemon fan will believe that dumb everyone watched xy and saw how much she loved her Pokemon and so what she always cares about ash, there is nothing wrong in it even though it's a kid show it known as anime and most ...more

I LOVE this pairing. For the first time we have a girl who has a canon crush on Ash (Misty was implied to like Ash mostly for the 4Kids dub, in the Japanese dub it was slightly implied). But a lot of people bash Serena's crush on Ash saying she's obsessed with him (Apparently forgetting Misty was far more possessive of Ash than Serena ever has been). Recent episodes have shown that Serena's love for Ash is the real deal, she knows him well enough to know when he's not being himself and pull him out of a funk accordingly. Serena appears to be closer than Ash than the rest of the Pokegirls, truth be told he seems to treat her better than he did the others. Ash has shown subtle hints of maybe liking her back such as: consistently putting what she wants above what he wants. Ash has established himself as someone who doesn't like to do feminine like things (clothes shopping, or dancing) and Ash consistently agreed with Serena's request of going to clothing/Jewelry stores, he hates dancing ...more

I believe that they are the OTP because we all know Serena likes Ash but haters say "Ash doesn't like Serena and shows no signs" um that's not necessarily true because he gave up gym battle training to help her yes GYM BATTLE TRAINING which Ash solely bases his life on yeah he put that on hold and Miette said "Ash if it's between me and Serena who will you vote for" and Ash said "Well then my full support goes to Serena" and 2 date episodes and Ash wanted her to come with him toward the end of XYZ. So yes there are those signs that he has shown so personally this ship will always be my OTP. - Daws

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2 Ash and Misty

The only person who Ash actually likes or has liked is Misty. Ash just never acted attracted towards anyone else. Sure, it may be hidden, but there are many moments low-key showing they like each other. All the other Ash related ones are one sided, or even no sided. They also have the most comparable personalities, both are rash, somewhat mean to each other, but both secretly care about one another a lot, and both actually train Pokemon. The other girls are either too girly, think they are better than anyone, or are just his friend.

I know that Serena literally has a crush on Ash, but it's also so obvious that Misty and Ash should be together. I mean, seriously. She follows Ash on his quest to become a Pokemon master for no reason! Please don't say that Serena will be with Ash. I disagree completely.

It makes me sad to see a lot of people like these kind of shippings where one is rarely supportive of their 'friend,' and all both do is argue and make things worse for each other. Yes, arguing is caring or whatever blablabla... and fight like a married couple whatever. But even married couples have good moments & show can get through their arguments by being closer than before. Not ash & misty. They argue, and both need Brock (and Tracy) to help stop them arguing. I'm sorry, but how would that make any kind of 'good' relationship? The answer is, it honestly wouldn't. I can see why the divorce rate nowadays is so high, if people really think that relationships like ash & misty could honestly work out at all.

To Pokeshippers saying that Ash and Misty love or loved each other um no misty didn't like Ash those were made up by 4kids dub rewatch the episodes with misty and a lot of big "pokeshipping moments" don't exist in the original Japanese version I guarantee if you rewatch the episodes in Japanese with English subs you will find that pokeshipping is the least likely to happen because there are hardly any moments in the Japanese dub. - Daws

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3 May and Drew

I've seen almost every episode of Pokemon and I have to say that these two have the most chemistry, while they have their fights occasionally they still look out for each other and in my opinion come the closest to being canon from a lot of the popular ships

Yes! I support Ash and Misty, but this is good, too, and to be honest, this one is more likely.

How can you not love this ship! Everything about it is great! I hope they'll make a series for May in Johto. It's obvious that they both like each other and blush in front of each other!

It's so close to being canon ahh! Their ship is just too cute!

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4 Ash and Dawn

Ash and dawn are just made for each other... Their friendship is so real... And dawn had her own goals in life rather than just travelling with ash... Ash has learnt so much with dawn... Those two are just the perfect couple... Dawn is the only female character in the pokemon series who has a central character just like ash... This clearly shows how important dawn was for ash... Also he has saved dawn so many times that one can not even count. Their chemistry is the thing which I loved the most about the diamond and pearl season... Also we can see that whenever Dawn has an option to chose between Ash and any other boy, she has always chosen Ash... She is just like Ash and shares an informal relationship with her. Dawn's piplup's reference shows that how important dawn is for him... And since they are just like each other the understand each other the most... Even Cynthia, the sinnoh champ knows that how important they are for each other... I just want this ship to be fixed permanently ...more

I love Ash and Dawn together! They are so cute together! They even had their own song! They should be together forever and ever! I don't know why people keep saying Ash and Dawn are more like siblings than lovers?! I personally think that Ash and Dawn is one true pairing and to be together! I don't know why others like and prefer Ash and Serena together. Ash and Serena's shipping is just too boring for me. I would always ship Ash and Dawn together even if nobody liked it! Ash and Dawn should be together in end instead of Ash and Serena be together. Ash and Dawn is my otp! Ash and Dawn together for the win!

"Dawn is not supposed to be with Paul or Kenny, they're not her type. Misty is too possessive and Serena is not ash's type. Ash was much closer with Dawn. They high five, Dawn cheered for ash in a cheerleader costume with her Pokémon. They have each other's back more. They are definitely much closer. Ash put all of his friend's needs before his, so that doesn't make Serena special at all. Serena is thinking of ash all the time and is trying to get ash to love her but it's definitely one sided while ash thinks of Serena as a friend and that's it, that's their relationship, strictly just friends no matter how much Serena wants to be more than friends. Dawn and ash have that relationship where there's more contact, support both ways and that bond that can never be broken. Dawn returned in the show later and ash was very happy to see her. Dawn was very emotional when ash left while Serena didn't. Clearly, Dawn's feelings for ash are much stronger than Serena's feelings for ash. When ...more

Its just the best ship...I don't know why Ash and Serena is the #1 but according to me its pearlshipping is the best. Those two have just a relationship as perfect as heaven. Its only the relation between ash and dawn which make pokemon my favorite anime of all the times. They should bring this ship back and fix it forever.

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5 Ash and May

I do not know why I like this couple so much but it is my favorite. I like Ash and Serena too but I do not know the way Ash takes care of May is so sweet and he saved her a lot of times. Best couple in my opinion.

They look more like teacher and student or siblings...and how can u guys forget contest shipping that shipping is the most cannon in the series...and ash and misty look like true lovers

What got me was how Ash is always supporting May. He was there to comfort her when she missed the boat to get to the contest, and he saved her life from falling down a cliff while being attacked by Mageton. Not to mention the Manaphy movie.

They just really seem sweet together

I think that people who think contestshipping is doublesided, and that it is canon, are RETARDED! They clearly don't know what a doublesided relationship is and what canon means! First of all, about the "romantic attraction" between the two, drew DOES have a crush on may, it's similar to that of serena's crush on ash. But may does NOT have a crush on drew, she sees him as a good friend at best.

Second of all, about May blushing when her mother said that her and drew looked "cute" on the beach, blushing doesn't always mean love! it can also mean embarrassment (which is usually the case, it also is the case here), gladness (like when you get complimented by someone), laughter (people usually blush when they laugh), anger (same thing here) and guilt! in may's case, it was embarrassment cause of course you're gonna get embarrassed and blush when your mother says that you and your friend or whatever look cute together (and I don't mean together in a ...more

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6 Dawn and Kenny

But in the anime dawn rejects kenny

Kenny got friendzoned

I love this shipping! But really I don't get why people hate it so much though, look at them they grew up together and at one point dawn said that Kenny looked handsome when he beats ash! It's so romantic

Dawn never called Kenny handsome, that was only in the dub. In the sub she said cool - Jackster

Dawn did seem interested in Kenny in the anime, and se even said he was cute when he beat Ash!

She never actually called Kenny handsome that was only in the dub, in the sub she actually said cool - Jackster

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7 Jessie and James

I don't get why they're not more popular, they're the ones with the most chemistry and they really care about each other. Rocketshipping is so painfully underrated. But I think I know why and that's because the new audience of each generations are mainly children and they are less likely to understand grown up characters. I've shipped these two since the beginning and my friends didn't get it back then, when they got older they understood what I meant. - Trivona

Deserves to be higher. The only pairing among the main characters I can take seriously, Ash and most of his friends are too young and the younger you are the more likely are breakups.

This is so underrated. Why do people like those unrealistic Ash pairings? He's a kid, his female friends are kids. I find it disturbing how people ship kids so seriously, when the actual adult shippings are underrated.

This is overrated. No one else ships them with other characters. >.> and James deserves better than jessibell 2.0. Like, he should've stayed with jessibell if he was going to marry Jessie. And before u say, manga=/=anime. It makes more sense that way, people. And Jessie doesn't deserve James as a friend, let alone a lover. She's such an awful friend to him, when he tries to make her happy (out of fear, love shouldn't b based on that), blames him when things go wrong, steals from him & gets rid of HIS Pokemon she doesn't like (like jessibell wanted, so y should James b forced to marry jessibell 2.0 again? ) and not even care that she upset him. So no, there is no love that should come out of this toxic, controlling, abusive relationship.

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8 Misty and Gary

They both put down ash a lot. & they were rivals before they became Pokémon trainers they became rivals when they broke that pokeball in the river & that was way before Ash met Misty. This shipping is called egoshipping

Well I kind of like this shipping! Dunno if Misty likes Gary but maybe Gary seems to like Misty, is that why Ash and Gary become rivals or what?

But Misty and Gary maybe are meant for each other. What was this shipping name again?

9 Dawn and Paul

AWFUL SHIPPING! Why is this in the top ten? Not only did Paul & Ash have more positive conversations (which is saying something), but they barley communicated at all

This ship is so overrated. These characters have barely made contact.

Why do people ship this! Dawn clearly doesn't like Paul at all so this ship doesn't make sense.

2 CUTE!

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10 Cilan and Iris

Cilan is too awesome to have a girlfriend. Need I say more? Also, 5 year age gap. - RiverClanRocks

Cute ship in my opinion. Too bad it doesn't get much support

This is good. Its nice and sweet they protect each other from their own fears.

Naww, Iris is too awesome to have a boyfriend.

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The Newcomers

? Gardevoir and Gallade
? Arcanine and Ninetales

The Contenders

11 Bonnie and Max

Well. I saw a picture that Bonnie kissed Max and good they're the youngest couple I seen yet. Yep! I like this they are so cute together!

They look cute together. Best youngest couple in the series

I like this one! It's so cute! They ate so perfect!

PUT IT IN the TOP 10 - TherealSlim_Shady

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12 Gary and Ash

Literally Ash is so gay, he doesn't even consider his female friends as potentially more. Also Gary gets Ash going more than anyone else...and do I need to mention the similar reaction when hearing Gary's name as Brock has to Prof Ivy coincidence I think not. Also the original Japanese hints at Gary and Ash liking each other a lot more

My favorite! Ash looks cuter with a boy than with a girl. He will never truly LOVE any girl. Sure almost every girl has a crush on him, but he really should meet up with Gary again.

This is one of my favorite ships of all time!

yes

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13 Brock and Nurse Joy

I thinks it's sweet that he can tell all the joys apart and a bit strange

Brock knows which one is which and can tell them all apart is always real sweet with them all! Also, he has a English dub song on them.

That one nurse joy that helped hatched brock's egg I think she'd be a good match for each other. I don't remember the episode, all I know it's in dp. Anyways, Brock helped her get confidence back and showed her that she can do more by helping wild pkmn with their injuries. And now that he's a doctor I think they'd work well together.

What the hell?

14 Brock and Officer Jenny

... & Nurse Joy! Brock knows which one is which and can tell them all apart is always real sweet with them all! Also, he has a English dub song on them.

No. just no.

15 Brendan and May

If you played Pokemon oras you should know this is almost canon.

One of the best shippings in the games and better than anything in the anime

This at least deserves to be in the first page

I voted this because of the manga story.

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16 Dawn and Zoey

Awesome girls got along really well and balanced each other out really well

HECK YEAH

It's really cute actually, I didn't watch DP but I looked on the Bulbapedia article and it looked cute.

"I don't have a problem with gay shippings, but this is just nasty."
U obviously do as if u didn't I wouldn't thing two girls who r not related in any shape or form being together as 'nasty'

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17 Calem and Serena

They look cute together, and they're NOT an anime ship like almost every other ship on this list. And Calem is much better than Ash.

How could you not love this ship is better than amour

People say he/she friend-zoned you I didn't see that at least with Serena she seemed real interested in Calem

Calum is you

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18 Cassidy and Butch

Cassidy treated Butch way nicer than Jessie EVER treated James, so Neoshipping way better than Rocketshipping!

Cassidy couldn't even remeber butch's name in some episodes but I think they'll look cute together

No, you're just a Jessie hater that fail to see the full picture. - Trivona

19 Froakie and Fennekin

Really cute how froakie cleaned fennikin's tail when he saw her upset and blushed when she thanked him.

They are so adorable together! And anyone who voted for Ash and Serena have to on this one, since these are their Pokemon C:

So cute! its basically ash and serena - pokemon form!

This has to be my favorite pokemonxpokemon shipping.

Gekkouga x Tairenar for the win!

Amourshipping, but Pokémon version.

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20 Tony (Ralph's Nidoran) and Maria (Emily's Nidoran)

Both didn't care about their's trainers hate and just wanted to see each other (but would not betray their trainers even though they wouldn't let the see each other)! So sweet and cute! And 100% canon!

I don't know about this episode but it sounds great

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